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[Bookplate for F. W. R. Johnston]
[Bookplate for F. W. R. Johnston]
Title[Bookplate for F. W. R. Johnston]
Date Created[not after 1930]
Sort Date1930
DescriptionBlack ink on cream paper. The border of the bookplate is decorated with black and white checkers with a thin white line on the side of the border. In the center of the bookplate is a modernized heraldic design. The background of the center of the bookplate is black with small white dots. Text is printed at the top of the bookplate in white block letters. In the middle of the bookplate is a crest-wreath from which extends a knight's armoured arm holding a sword that is printed on top of the block lettering. There is a black eight-pointed star with a hole in the middle on the knight's elbow. The motto is printed on a ribbon that extends up along the left side of the knight's arm and then cuts across and starts curling down on the right side of the arm, extending out horizontally on the right side and curling back up again. Capitalized, black, serif font is printed on three parts of the ribbon. The part of the ribbon that curls up on the right side has a black stem with leaves on it. The ribbon has a border of two, thin black lines. Below the crest-wreath is a chunkier scroll with curling ends on all sides. The bookplate owner's name is printed in capitalized, curling, black, serif font. The last name is larger than the first initials. Below the same is a stylized white and black infinity symbol. Within the borders, in the bottom right corner, there is a small white circle with a white cross in the center.
Extent1 bookplate
SubjectKnights ; Daggers & swords ; Bookplates ; Heraldry
Subject - GeographicToronto (Ont.)
Personal NamesJohnston, F. W. R.
TypeStill Image
NotesF.W.R. Johnston is associated with the Johnston Dental Clinic for the Blind, which was supported by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. The clinic was in part supported by F.W.R. Johnston's estate. Another F.W.R. Johnston bookplate can be found in the Art Gallery of Ontario's E.P. Taylor Research Library and Archives' Canadian Bookplate Collection.
1) Lassam, S. (2004). Description & Finding Aid: Canadian Bookplate Collection CA OTAG SC020. Art Gallery of Ontario E.P. Taylor Research Library and Archives. Retrieved from
2) University of Toronto. (1932). President's report for the year ended June 1932. Toronto: University of Toronto. Retrieved from
Access IdentifierBP MUR CAN J367
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_CAN_J367
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Stanley Binder. BP MUR CAN J367
Date Available2017-10-31
Publisher - DigitalVancouver : University of British Columbia Library
RightsImages provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy, or otherwise use these images must be obtained from Rare Books and Special Collections:
TranslationBookplate ; Never unprepared
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